NEW LIFE YOUTH FOUNDATION
“We are the Community”
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40(NIV)
“지극히 작은 자 하나에게 한 것이 곧 내게 한 것이니라”(마25:40)
Our mission is to help youth and young adults with mental disabilities such as autism and Downs Syndrome enjoy rich, rewarding lives.
We help these young adults engage with their families, their communities, and the world by:
Identifying and exploiting interests, skills, and abilities that present opportunities for engagement.
In addition, we maintain and increasing strength, balance, and range of motion while minimizing the physical and emotional impacts of illnesses or injuries for these young adults.
We provide a suite of services in support of this strategy that are designed to leverage each person’s unique physical and psycho-social assets. These services include:
Interdisciplinary care management teams, Care plans with specific, measurable goals,
Social and recreational therapies, Evidence-based fitness training, and Engaging and empowering programming that encourages lifelong learning.
Some activities that our students are involved in are:
• Art • Music • Cooking • Communication • Conflict resolution •Outdoor Sports/Team Sports-Mini Golf, Pickleball, Tennis
And we teach courses in disciplines of: • Science • World Geography • World History • Technology • Literature
Our organization also raises funds to support services to people with disabilities and provide family caregivers with support services. We continuously evaluate our efforts and results to optimize the return on all resources entrusted to us.
MISSION AND VISION
NLCC’ mission is to help adults with disabilities enjoy rich, rewarding lives.
1. We help them engage with their families, their communities and the world by:
Identifying and exploiting interests, skills, and abilities that present opportunities for engagement
Maintaining or increasing strength, balance and range of motion
Minimizing the physical and emotional impacts of illnesses or injuries
Mitigating or extinguishing isolating behaviors
Helping them remain in their homes
NLCC provides a suite of services is support of this strategy that are designed
to leverage each person’s unique physical and psycho-social assets.
These services include:
Interdisciplinary care management teams
2. We help maximize the resources and services available to them by:
Working with community leaders, elected officials, policy makers and the general public
so they understand how public policy decisions might impact people with disabilities
Raising funds to support services to people with disabilities
Providing family caregivers with support services
Continuously evaluating our efforts and results to optimize the return on all resources entrusted to us
Advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities
Care plans with specific, measurable goals
Social and recreational therapies
Evidence-based fitness training
Engaging and empowering programming that encourages lifelong learning and enriches lives.
For Adults with developmental disabilities
We offer four programs for adults with developmental disabilities:
comprehensive day health services, including occupational therapy and social and recreational therapies for adults, ages 30+, with moderate to profound physical and intellectual disabilities.
-Young Adult Performance Center :
a classroom-like environment for young adults age 18 to 30. The Performance Center is focused on life-long learning and skill development. (Click here to see a program brochure or visit its Facebook page.)
comprehensive day health services and palliative care for adults, ages 18+ with profound to severe physical and intellectual disabilities.
-The Senior Club:
comprehensive day health services for adults, ages 60+, with mild to moderate physical and intellectual disabilities.
Having meaningful daily activity positively and profoundly impacts the quality of life of our program participants and their caregivers. A recent study by Vanderbilt University (“Doing Nothing: Adults with No Daily Activities and Their Siblings“) found that adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers experienced more illness and depression if the person with disabilities had no meaningful activities.
- Young Adult Performance Center
- For young adults, ages 18-30,
with acquired or developmental disabilities. -
NLCC provide its Young Adult Performance Center for young adults (ages 18-30) with intellectual disabilities. The Young Adult Performance Center is an innovative, affordable program–dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience both lifelong learning and rich, rewarding friendships.
Unique features of the Performance Center programming include:
* Emphasis on social skill-building all programs are led by experienced staff with
* Twice-weekly community outings
* One-on-one classroom instruction in areas of interest.
* To see the program in action, visit the Performance Center’s facebook page &
- Young Adult Performance Center Program Guide -
-Sample Daily Schedule
9:00—10:00 Morning Meet & Fellowship /Music and Theater
(Informal social interaction with peers and staff; opportunities to assist.)
10:00—11:00 Life Skills & Social Skills,
Practice using skills that facilitate participation in the community.
11:00—12:00 Exercise Program Maintain or increase strength,
balance and range of motion.
12:00—1:00 Lunch Informal social interaction with peers and staff;
opportunities to assist.
01:00—2:00 STEM & Computer Lab (Ability-appropriate instruction
that facilitates lifelong learning.)
02:00—3:00 Skill Development (Fun activities requiring the use of fine
and gross motor skills.)
- Primary Program Areas -
Enrichment : Art, Crafts, Music( Violin / Vocal) and Theater Lifelong Learning Subjects: History, Geography, Literature, Science and Technology Life Skills: Communication, Jobs, Health/Hygiene, Sports( Mini Golf/ Pickleball/ Tennis), Pop Culture and Relationships Fitness/Skill Development: Adapted exercise programs, recreational activities that develop fine and gross motor skills Supporting Activities: Field Trips • Mentors/Volunteers • Guest Presenters/Speakers • Pet Therapy • Hobby Clubs
- What we provide -
Engaging and empowering programming that encourages lifelong learning and enriches lives.
Lifelong Learning in: • Science • World Geography • World History • Technology • Literature
Life Skills and Enrichment: • Art • Music • Cooking • Communication • Conflict resolution
Want more information?
We’re happy to answer your questions, give you a tour or provide a placement assessment.
- For Seniors -
Our trained and experienced staff have helped seniors with dementia and other age-related disabilities enjoy meaningful days and maintain their health by offering a combination of services:
Social Worker and Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Nutritionally balanced, medically appropriate meals
Functional and occupational therapies
Personal services (bathroom assistance and meal assistance)
Medication, weight, diabetes and high blood pressure management
Daily exercise S.A.I.L (an evidence-based, falls prevention exercise program)
Social and recreational therapies (to enhance self-worth, facilitate interpersonal relationships, and reduce isolating behaviors)
Contact us now to find out more about our enriching and affordable programs.
- Cost -
Our fees start at $30 / hour or $180 for a six-hour day
*Exception: DDA Respite eligible for a form of payment.
Based on the level of care required and the payment plan.
Young Adult Performance Center Program fee will be varies.
We offer an array of affordable payment options and provide discounts based on household income. We can also help you investigate whether you’re eligible for assistance from programs such as DDD Respite, SCSA, VA, State, King/Kitsap Counties Respite and COPES. Some long-term care insurance policies will also help you pay for day services.
We’re happy to sit down and help you find an affordable option that meets your needs.
NLCC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
An internship with NLCC provides a unique learning environment that trains students to work with a diverse population. Each Center offers an array of programs designed to meet the individual needs of older adults, ranging in age from 18 – 100, from different walks of life, experiencing different physical or health related challenges, with a focus on maintaining health, independence and quality of life. An internship with NLCC provides invaluable work experience.
Nursing and Health fields: Works under direction of the nursing staff, perform assessments, provide care management for members, develop care plans, and assist with transfers personal care, nutrition, and education.
Program: Design, lead and assist with therapeutic activities in a group setting, provide care management for members, develop care plans.
Life Enrichment: Lead psychosocial based activity groups, assist with support groups for caregivers, provide care management for members, and develop positive behavior support plans.
-NLCC SUMMER PROGRAM-
NLCC Summer Program is an innovative, affordable program-dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience both lifelong learning and rich, rewarding friendships and experience Outdoor Sports/Team Sports such as Mini Golf, Pickleball, Tennis.
Our Summer Programming includes an emphasis on social skill-building and all our programs are led by experienced staff with BA/BS degrees.
Twice-daily Outdoor Sports/Team Sports-Mini Golf, Pickleball, Tennis.
-Our Summer Program Daily Schedule-
9:00—10:00 Morning Worship & Fellowship /Music and Outdoor Worship Dancing
10:00—11:00 Life Skills & Social Skills
11:00—12:00 Exercise Program-Maintain or increase strength, balance and range of motion. •Outdoor Sports/Team Sports-Mini Golf, Pickleball, Tennis
1:00—2:00 Computer Lab (Ability-appropriate instruction that facilitates lifelong learning.)
2:00—3:00 Fun activities and outdoor sports requiring the use of fine and gross motor skills. Outdoor Sports-Mini Golf, Pickleball, Tennis
Thank you for your interest in employment at NLCC! Our employees find that working at NLCC gives them a chance to do meaningful work in a supportive environment. We only hire people who enjoy the work we do and who evidence that joy in everything they do. If that’s you, we’d love to have you on our team.
If you have education or experience in any of the following areas, please send your resume to with “Employment” as the subject.
Licensed nursing (LPNs and RNs)
Occupational Therapy (OTs and COTAs)
Certified Nursing Assistants
Home Care Aide or Personal Care Assistant
Music Therapy or Recreational Therapy
Other experience providing direct care to people with cognitive or physical disabilities